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Media Highlights

Harrisburg Magazine: May 2017

Academic Prowess

The Harrisburg region’s higher-education options seem to expand every year. For these four students, those opportunities blossomed into generous scholarships attesting to their academic prowess and empowering them to pursue their dreams. Saturday, May 6, 2017

James Franklin gives commencement speech: I'm 'living the dream' as Penn State's coach

Shortly after the Penn State Harrisburg graduates on Saturday had found their seats on the main floor at the Giant Center, a woman began a chant. "We are," she yelled. "Penn State," the graduates yelled back. 

The Conversation: Monday, April 24, 2017

Does cooperating with ICE harm local police? What the research says

Police need public cooperation. The police rely on the public to report and help solve crimes. This is especially true now that police departments face budget cuts and increasing demands on their time – an environment that pressures police to get things done through innovative partnerships with citizens.

The Conversation: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ella Fitzgerald's flirtation with reefer songs

“The First Lady of Song” Ella Fitzgerald would have turned 100 on Tuesday, April 25: institutions from the Library of Congress to the Grammy Museum will be honoring her amazing contributions to the jazz canon. Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Poll: Most feel safer with police body cameras

A majority of Pennsylvanians say they would feel safer if police officers wore body cameras, according to a new poll. Friday, April 7, 2017

The Matt Townsend Show: Exposure to Violence, Adult Coloring Books, Parent Previews

Dr. Eileen M. Ahlin is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg. Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A breakdown of Trump's latest executive order to curb climate change

A new executive order by President Trump will roll back many of former President Obama’s efforts to curb climate change. The order is more about creating jobs. A local economist says jobs will be sustained, but not created. Monday, March 27, 2017

Something Good: College course makes dreams come true

Noah Rinehart and Billy Felo attend Penn State Harrisburg. “My buddy Noah, we go to class together, we spend a decent amount of time together Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday,” Felo said. Friday, March 10, 2017

Police Body Cameras/ TRAPPIST-1 Exoplanets

Many Americans have questions about the policies of regional and municipal police departments following high profile cases involving deadly force in recent years.

York Daily Record: Thursday, March 9, 2017

I am an American: Ophelia Chambliss brings people together through art

Ophelia M. Chambliss knew from the time she was in the fourth grade that she wanted to be an artist.